Patrick McCarthy Real Estate Blog – Home Buying Category
Patrick McCarthy Real Estate Blog – Home Buying Category: Blog posts from the Patrick McCarthy Real Estate Blog that were categorized as Home Buying.
If you’ve been thinking about downsizing and are focusing on moving to a senior community, there are some things you need to know before you move forward. These include physical, financial, and emotional factors. First and foremost, not all senior communities are apartment or condo-style. In fact, there is a wide range of single-family senior [...]
For families with grade school or high school aged children, one of the primary concerns as it relates to moving is whether or not it is possible to settle into a new home before the start of the next school year. Moving at any time of year can be quite stressful. But doing so in [...]
After searching the area for months, you’ve finally found the perfect home for you. But unfortunately, there is someone else who also feels the very same way, and you’re now on the cusp of an outright bidding war. Now what? While a bidding war is typically a seller’s dream scenario, the reality is that it [...]
Photo by Mark McClure for the Sightline Institute Middle Homes Photo Library. Used with permission, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. If you have the itch to convert from a renter to a homeowner, but you’re afraid that you can't afford the monthly costs, you could resort to “house hacking” in order to [...]
If you’ve been saving for a new home down payment, but you aren’t quite ready to ink a deal yet, then the concept of renting to own may have crossed your mind – and for very good reason. For instance, in most cases, a portion of the rent that you pay in this scenario will [...]
If you’re dipping your toe into the home buyer market for the very first time, you might have a bit of apprehension to go along with your excitement. That, however, is perfectly natural. After all, buying a home is the oftentimes the largest purchase that most people ever make. But just like any other “challenge”, [...]
Moving to a new home – even if it’s within the same zip code – can be stressful. But if you’re in the process of both purchasing and selling a home, not only can your nerves on be edge, but you could end up making some serious mistakes. Here are some of the most common [...]
With all of the recent hoopla regarding interest rates and market ups and downs, it can be overwhelming at best to know what to do with your hard earned money – and that includes deciding whether or not you should move forward with the purchase of a home. So, before you make a 30-year commitment, [...]
Unless you live in the warm, sunny south, winter time can equate to more indoor activities - which typically don’t include driving up one street and down another seeking the ideal new home. But the reality is that, while things typically will slow down in the winter time, this is not necessarily a bad thing. [...]
Purchasing a home can be an exciting event that is filled with anticipation, but there's a long list of emotions that can be present also!